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Before the dirham, UAE used the rupee

An interesting fact that many people might not be aware of today is that long before the UAE dirham even existed, the currency that was used in the UAE was the Gulf rupee. “Before the story of oil, there was no currency system in the UAE like there was in other developed nations,” says Ramkumar, …

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7 ways to maximize DSF’s last two days

GO EARLY We love the malls at 10 am on a Friday. Our advice? Put on a pair of comfy sneakers and hit Mall of the Emirates early before the crowds swoop in around midday. The idea, you see, is to get in three solid hours before the madness takes over, and you have to …

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New Dubai Kochi flight from Feb 1st

Keeping in mind the growing ties between the UAE and India, Air India has announced the operation of its second Dreamliner in Dubai-Kochi route. In a Press conference held at the Indian consulate on Tuesday, Melwin D’Silva, Air India’s regional manager (Gulf, Middle East & Africa), said AI 934 will depart from Dubai daily at …

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8 things to stop wasting your money on in 2017

1. Bottled Water A batch of bottled water This might be the year for you to invest in a filter that attaches itself to the tap. Your tap water will be clean enough for you to drink from it. You can full up bottles at home and take them out with you wherever you go. …

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Dubai is always special: Shankar Mahadevan

Shankar Mahadevan, who will perform alongside Ustad Zakir Hussain and Louis Banks at the Nirvana 2017 – Crosscurrents International Tour at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on Friday, January 27. How do you feel to be back in Dubai and what can fans expect from this show? Dubai is always special. I have come there …

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How to start investing in the UAE

1) Start Early An early start gives you a lot more time to multiply your money. A look at this table will tell you how much difference an early start to savings and investment can make. The table shows the results of Dh1 invested every year at different starting points and earning a return of …

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Things to do around Dubai this weekend

There’s an eclectic mix of activities this weekend ranging from Donald Trump’s controversial inauguration to the much awaited Dubai Marathon. Other than that, here are our top picks of things you can do this weekend. We’ve even got all the best free events for you! See a FREE concert When: January 20, 6PM Where: Central …

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7 funny questions Dubai tourists ask all the time

Most tourists come to the emirate armed with only a vague knowledge of what it is apart from the Burj Khalifa. While they may be forgiven for only seeing a postcard image of Dubai, they often ask questions that are just downright baffling. Here are some of the questions we might have heard time and …

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Now you can rent a car by the minute in Dubai

Commuters can now pick up a car from any location and drop it anywhere else in Dubai, paying for the service by the minute or on an hourly basis, officials said on Sunday. At 50 fils per minute or Dh30 per hour, including parking fees and fuel cost, the service is much cheaper than a …

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Things to do in Dubai this weekend

It’s a great weekend to explore some events around town. From intense exercises that will get you fit to lounging around a hotel on a cheap budget, here are some of our best picks you can do this weekend. Get fit at the world’s most powerful workout When: January 14, Saturday, 1:00-4:00pm Where: The Aviation …